Residents of Sapele, Delta State, numbering over 3,000 on Wednesday took to the streets to protest against what they described as the insensitivity of the State Government for extending the COVID-19 lockdown for another 14 days without palliatives.
The protesting women disregarded the plea of the Sapele Local Government Area Chairman, Chief Eugene Inoaghan to suspend the action.
Inoaghan had urged them to go back their homes as the state government was working out modalities to distribute the palliatives to cushion the effects of the 14 days lockdown extension.
ExpressDay gathered that the women were aggrieved that besides former governor, Dr Emmanuel Udugahan, who sent some palliatives to the people of Sapele, which they also said was allegedly shared to only PDP members by the council chairman, none of the political leaders in Sapele has reached out to the people.
Attempts by the men of the Nigeria Police Force to dismiss the protesters with teargas were resisted as the women who pelted them with stones.